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668. Motherhood Mondays with Charlie Watson

Mon, 18 Sep 2023

"That was my overwhelming emotion: embarrassment."

Charlie Watson is a UK-based registered dietitian, marathoner, blogger, and mom. In this conversation, she talks about being diagnosed with MRKH (Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome), a rare disorder that affects the female reproductive syndrome, and about how it affected her both as a teenager and, more recently, as an aspiring mom. She talks about her journey to motherhood via surrogate, including the IVF and egg-freezing process, finding and choosing a surrogate, and why pursuing motherhood via surrogacy is both an overwhelming decision and a privilege. Charlie is currently training for the Valencia Marathon.

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667. Lindsay Flanagan, Team USA Marathoner

Thu, 14 Sep 2023

"I went in with zero expectations — let’s see what happens! — and totally surprised myself."

Lindsay Flanagan just represented Team USA at the World Athletics Championship marathon in Budapest. She finished ninth, was the top American of the day, and is feeling psyched about how it all played out. In this conversation, the Asics-sponsored athlete and two-time member of Team USA recaps her experience at World Championships, including a lost luggage situation, what the crowds in Budapest were like, and how the whole race went down. (Fun fact: Lindsay's roommate was fellow Team USA marathoner Susanna Sullivan!)

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  • Vacation Races: Click here and use code ONTHERUN200 for $200 off any Global Adventures trip, or code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off any half marathon or ultra marathon registration.

What you’ll get on this episode:

  • On dealing with post-Budapest jet lag, marathon recovery, and wrapping up the 2023 racing season (3:55)
  • Lindsay’s approach to Orlando 2024 (8:45)
  • Lindsay reflects on running her “breakthrough” 2:24 at last year’s Gold Coast Marathon (10:30)
  • How Lindsay found out she made Team USA (12:15)
  • Lindsay’s stories from the World Championships marathon finish line (17:40)
  • All about the pre-race vibes, group texts, athlete lounges, and more (22:00)
  • How Lindsay was feeling the night before the marathon (32:00)
  • How Lindsay was feeling the morning of the race (35:00)
  • Lindsay breaks down her race at the 2023 World Athletics Championships marathon in Budapest (41:15)
  • On being satisfied and always wanting more (55:30)
  • What happened after Lindsay crossed the finish line (57:20)

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666. Run Your Way with Courtney Wayment

Tue, 12 Sep 2023

"It’s gotta be a little bit more than running."

Courtney Wayment has been called one of the new "Steeple Queens" in the U.S. But is that a good thing? Does that add pressure? Expectation? Excitement? In this conversation, Courtney returns to the Ali on the Run Show to talk about making her second World Athletics Championships team in the 3000m steeplechase, and what it was like competing in Budapest this summer. She talks about making it to the final, and about what it feels like to have "a broken heart on the track." Courtney lives in Utah, where she's coached by former Brigham Young University coach Diljeet Taylor. This weekend, Courtney, who is sponsored by On, will head to Eugene, OR, to race at the Prefontaine Classic and Diamond League final.

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665. Emma Bates & Dom Scott, Team Boss Marathon Training Partners

Fri, 08 Sep 2023

"I bought a new house. And I also got a couple of goats."

It's marathon training season, baby! And today, we get to hear from training partners, teammates, and professional runners Emma Bates (making her seventh appearance on the Ali on the Run Show!) and Dominique Scott (returning for the third time!) as they gear up for their fall marathons. They talk about how they're feeling, what their runs together are like, and how coach Joe Bosshard is approaching their training. Plus, Emma's decision to pull back from sharing her training on social media, an introduction to Thelma and Louise, and some big fall marathon news from Dom!

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  • UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order.
  • Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action.
  • goodr: Use code ONTHERUN for free shipping on your entire order.

What you’ll get on this episode:

  • All about Dom and Emma’s run today (3:30)
  • What’s the hot gossip on the Team Boss runs? (6:30)
  • Dom announces her fall marathon! (9:35)
  • Emma shares her advice for how to thrive at the Chicago Marathon (11:55)
  • Intimidation vs. comfort on the starting line (15:25)
  • How coach Joe Bosshard is approaching training for both Dom and Emma (17:45)
  • How Dom and Emma are each feeling a month out from running 26.2 (23:10)
  • Emma talks about her decision to stop sharing her training publicly (26:20)
  • All about Emma’s new house — and Thelma and Louise! (32:40)
  • On mid-run bathroom stops (42:45)
  • Emma and Dom share their respective goals for their fall marathons (46:50)
  • What it’s like being a part of Team Boss in 2023 (53:45)
  • All about buns (1:04:00)

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FOLLOW DOM: @domscottrunsa

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664. Lindsay Walter, 52-Time Marathoner with Alopecia

Thu, 24 Aug 2023

"A bald head can mean so many different things."

Lindsay Walter is a 52-time marathoner, 4-time 100-mile finisher, and many-time 50K runner. Most recently, the 32-year-old running coach and freelance writer completed Six Days in the Dome: a multi-day, run-as-much-as-you-can event on an indoor track. (She ran 324 miles in the six-day span!) In this conversation, Lindsay recaps the race, and talks about what's next on the run. She also talks about living with alopecia universalis — a condition that caused her to permanently lose all of her body hair at just two years old. Plus, why she wore a wig for years — and what finally convinced her to ditch it for good.

SPONSORS:

  • UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order.
  • Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action.
  • Vacation Races: Click here and use code ONTHERUN200 for $200 off any Global Adventures trip, or code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off any half marathon or ultra marathon registration.

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